In the otherwise quiet town of Glyndon, tragedy struck over the weekend. The town's friend Roger, the Glyndon Gobbler, Turkey was hit.
"It was a 1050, hit and run. Apparently he was struck accidentally," said Michael Cline
Roger had been through it all. At rock bottom, he was peeping in people's windows, got caught and was thrown in jail. But he cleaned up his act and became a member of the Minnesota Highway Patrol.
"If anyone did a traffic stop within city limits, he would be there to help back you up," said Michael Cline "He tried to get in one of the deputy's cars."
"I'm going to miss him. He's kind of like the town mascot," said Karen Barbee
He was a kind soul, who would play with children and be a friend to anyone.There's still some food and a few muddy footprints outside his old hang out. (about kids being sad) But as he would strut and fly around town. He's now flown up to heaven.
Roger was taken by Glyndon Police and buried in the country. They saved some of his feathers. The Glyndon city website will also soon have a Roger memorial page.